Press Release 12/28/15
Note:  To register for any of the events listed, please do so by calling the Library, 860-927-3761; by emailing, kmlinfo@biblio.org; by stopping at the Library or online at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

JUNIOR ROOM EVENTS
Teen Quiz Night!  Saturday, January 2, 7:00 p.m. We’ve got another great quiz for you! Lots of funny AND challenging questions await you and your team. Make your own team of 4 or come and we’ll make one for you. Prizes for the winners!!! Please register. For kids entering grades 5 and up ONLY.
Winter Story Hour. Saturday, January 23, 10:30 a.m. Stories, a craft and a snack celebrating winter. Ages 3-8. Please register. Not a drop off.

Safe Sitter® Training. Sunday, January 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Kids ages 11 and up. Learn some useful skills and earn Safe Sitter® certification. $20 materials fee. Please register.
Nutmeg Discussion Group. Friday, January 29, 3:30 p.m. Join us to discuss the book TBA. Come for a lively discussion and after school snack. Please register.

WEEKLY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Rhythm and Rhyme, Tuesday, January 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:45 a.m. – Bring your little ones, birth to age 3. No registration is required.

Lunch Bunch – Thursday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 at 12:30 p.m. – Share a story and a craft.  Designed for all ages. No registration is required. Bring your lunch.

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Gentle Hatha Yoga, Every Saturday at 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – with Barrie Kavasch, “with easy, practical yoga postures designed to strengthen balance and the back. We focus on “mindfulness” and “relaxation” along with building strong bodies through strengthening bones, joints, and muscles with classic stretches. This small class concentrates on wellness and safety. Please come join us for remarkable energizing through yoga without stress. Please register.

Wellness Circle: Crystal Singing Bowls with Barrie Sachs, owner of Happy Rainbows in Sherman, CT Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 5:00-6:30 p.m. Experience the peace-filled benefits of this remarkable vibrational healing – a “sound bath.” An evening of attuning the body’s rhythms with unique immune enhancing tones and music. For all ages. Co-sponsored by New Milford Hospital.

Kent Library Association Annual Meeting, Saturday, January 9, 2:00 p.m. The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting in the Reading Room at the Library. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2015 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend.

Wellness Circle: Unleash Your Personal Power for Greater Success presented by Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, President & Founder of Marquee Global Coaching & Professional Development. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 5:00-6:30 p.m. Are YOU looking to accomplish more in life and career or just tweak your present results? Then please join us for this transformational presentation. For all ages. Co-sponsored by New Milford Hospital.

Poetry Workshop. Saturday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. The workshop is free and open to all serious poets who want to develop their work and accept meaningful critique in a small circle of area writers. This workshop is led by author/illustrator E. Barrie Kavasch. Please register.

Monthly Chess Club. Saturday, January 16, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The competition is open to young and old, beginners to advanced. Team combinations are encouraged for instance, grandparent and parent-child, co-workers, friends. If someone does not have a team, he or she will be matched up at the club. Please register.

Opening Reception: Monday High Notes. Saturday, January 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Come meet the members of the Monday Morning Art Group and see their exhibit which will be on display in the Gallery from January 2 through February 29. Please register.

Wellness Circle: Nutrition: Healthy Eating the Plow to Plate® Way with Michele MacDonnell, RD, C-DN, Clinical Nutrition Manager, New Milford Hospital
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:00-6:30 p.m. Join us to learn about the basics of healthy eating as it relates to weight management, heart health, diabetes control and cancer prevention.  She will also be discussing the benefits of eating locally-sourced foods and how to incorporate that into your diet. For all ages. Co-sponsored by New Milford Hospital.

Wellness Circle: Zentangles with Gary Schenzer, Chess Mentor
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:00-6:30 p.m. Come explore your artistic side of meditation by drawing lite, relaxed, abstract art. Free expression on plain paper can become quite exciting and fun! For all ages. Co-sponsored by New Milford Hospital.

ONGOING EVENTS

Art Exhibit: Monday High Notes, Monday Morning Art Group’s artwork will be on display in the Gallery from January 2 through February 29. You are invited to meet the artists on Saturday, January 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Curl Up with Good Book: Winter Reading Program for Adults. January 4 to April 4. Adults are invited to drop in to win a chance at our Wine, Birds & Soup-themed giveaway bags! Adults will earn a prize ticket for each book they read or listen to, which they will then enter into the category of their choice. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have at winning one of these bags filled with wine, birds or soup.

2016 Kent Library Association Membership, For more information about joining the Kent Library Association, please ask at the front desk or go to the Library’s website and click on “KLA Membership.” Join or renew your KLA membership online. There are many benefits to becoming a KLA member.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Book Talk & Signing: Tovah Martin, Saturday, February 6, 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. (snowdate: Saturday, January 13). Join us as horticulturalist, author and photographer Tovah Martin discusses her new book “The Indestructible Houseplant.” Her book will be available for purchase and signing. Please register. Co-sponsored by the Kent Garden Club.

Workshop: Home Renovation 101, Saturday, February 6, 3:00 p.m. Learn 10 important things to consider before starting your home renovations with Kent resident, Hilary Carlin, Design & Project Coordinator at Design Builders & Remodeling, Inc. Please register.

Workshop: Buy and Sell on eBay! It’s Easy. Saturday, February 27, 1:00 p.m. (snowdate: Saturday, March 5). Learn the ins and outs of eBay with instructor local Kent resident Vince LaFontan. Please register.